Stories

Nickel Plate Arts, in conjunction with the Indiana Arts Commission and the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, is excited to host Next Level Creative Business Trainings for our Art of Business program.  These trainings are designed for creatives who are either currently generating revenue...

Marianne Glick is taking her paintings beyond the usual materials. Her upcoming showcase will display the “Layers and Patterns” she’s been excitedly exploring.  After retiring in 2005, Marianne became an avid art buyer through eBay. She gravitated towards abstract expressionist pieces and soon amassed an impressive...

John Dierdorf’s style has always been a process. He first picked up a paintbrush in college while studying fine arts and discovered the limitations of realism. He felt restrained. “If I wanted to take a picture, I’d take a picture.” Inspired by Monet, Pissarro, and...

Michael Jack’s love of the Palouse region of Washington state in the Summer, and Maine in the Winter, are just two reasons that his upcoming Four Day Ray exhibit is so aptly titled, “Around the USA.”  An avid learner who loves to travel, Michael is continuously...

Noblesville Main Street, along with Nickel Plate Arts, is coordinating Art at the Market during the Noblesville Farmers' Market on August 6, 2022 at Federal Hill Commons. Artist vendors should use the form below to sign up for a booth at the market. Deadline to...

Hamilton County Theatre Guild’s The Belfry Theatre announces auditions for its first show of the 2022-23 theater season, “Rehearsal for Murder.” Auditions will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 26 and 27, 2022, at Noblesville First United Methodist Church in Noblesville. The show, adapted by D.D....

VOLUNTEER Call Out!! A community is only as strong as the people who are in it! We've got over 80 vendors that will be setting up their booth on the square in downtown Noblesville this Saturday, June 18th for Nickel Plate Arts: Maker Faire. So...

We've compromised a short list of items to consider before you arrive for this year's Maker Faire, June 18th, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Downtown Noblesville Square! 1. Bring--cloth totes or grocery bags, wagon, or something to carry your goods! 2. Cash--most vendors will have...

We're excited to announce our annual awards nominations are now open! We are organizing all of our ducks, pencils, paintbrushes, and diamonds to finalize all Gala oriented event details. But first we want to make sure all artists and patrons have an opportunity to nominate...

Constantly creating in his Nickel Plate Arts studio, Rodney has been having a little fun lately interacting on social media. Once a painting is ready to hang on the wall of his studio, “I go on (Facebook) asking for titles, and people enjoy doing that.”...